Formerly known as Siam and located in the centre of the southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula, Thailand comprises 76 provinces. With a population of just over 69 million, the country is home to diverse geography from mountains to beaches and plateaux. Thailand boasts many stunning resorts such as Phuket, Krabi and Phang.
Rapidly Developing Market
Thailand has an emerging economy and is the second largest in southeast Asia after Indonesia. The country is recovering after the Asian financial crisis and the economy, which is export dependent, is varied and consists of industries such as cars and commercial vehicles, electrical appliances, rice, footwear, rubber and jewellery. Tourism is an important part of the Thai economy and is one of the most visited countries in southeast Asia with Bangkok and the islands very popular destinations with the north of the country popular for trekking holidays. Though tourism is a significant employers, just under half of the population are employed in agriculture.
Communications across Thailand are improving and the mobile sector in particular is enjoying very significant growth. The government has implemented a Digital Economy strategy. This was launched in 2017 and is expected to be completed by 2021. The aim of the strategy is the achieve an integrated, citizen-centric digital government within 5 years. This will mean the launch of digital capabilities in all sectors including agriculture, tourism, education, healthcare, disaster prevention and public administration. This will make Thailand more competitive as a country. Therefore, the digital infrastructure of the country has to be strengthened. A major aim of the programme is to give all Thais access to broadband Internet as a basic utility. Today, Internet penetration stands at 82.4 percent. However, there are some challenges ahead as the government strives to deploy broadband to all villages in order to achieve the vision.
Satellite Services in Thailand
Satellite provides an indispensable, cost effective and flexible solution that can deliver broadband to the more remote villages and communities across Thailand. BusinessCom Networks’ business has been built upon reaching helping its clients to go further and to reach as yet untapped communities all across Asia. We therefore have an innate understanding of the requirements necessary to extend Internet access to these pockets of the Thai population. Our VSAT networks enable easy and rapid deployment on C- and Ku-band platforms for both ISP and government networks using a combination of shared and dedicated bandwidth. Importantly, BusinessCom also offers minimum Service Level Agreements so that our customers can be assured that they will be able to gain the level of access they require that meets their needs whether that is simple Internet browsing or more sophisticated applications such as VoIP and videoconferencing. We also recognise the importance of bandwidth management and the importance of ensuring that each subscriber has equal access to bandwidth. BusinessCom provides an effective bandwidth management tool to ensure that this is taken care of.
For a country like Thailand that is developing its communications infrastructure rapidly, satellite provides the ideal last mile solution for governments, ISP and even Mobile Network Operators that wish to take their services further afield without the huge capital outlay. Speak to us about our tailored solutions and find out more.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Thailand are:
- Broadband Internet access
- Toll quality VoIP and Videoconferencing with CIR
- Reliable SLA through FDMA and D-TDMA
- Star, Mesh and hybrid Star/Mesh topology networks
- Full support of accelerated VPN, CITRIX, ERM and other business applications
- Highly secure operation with optional AES embedded encryption
- Global C-Band coverage and sub-Sahara Ku-Band
- Landing at top tier redundant IP facilities in Western Europe and United States
- Sentinel-based QoS, bandwidth management and optimization platform